I'm often asked where the medals that are donated to me come from. I half joke that some fall of a soldier's jacket on Anzac Day. That is exactly what happened to this pair awarded to a serving member of the Army Reserve. The medals are the Defence Long Service Medal with three clasps (signifying over 30 years service) and the Australian Defence Medal.
The medals were found by the grandchildren of Ted H who contacted me to return the medals. With the assistance of my colleague, Roland T, I was able to locate MAJ Smith and the medals will be sent home in the near future.
The returned medal tally is now 1457.